Help still needed please

If you are able to help accompany the children to the church on Wednesday morning at 11.15 so that they can watch the Year 5 Christmas play please could you let your child’s teacher know asap. We currently won’t be able to go as we don’t have enough adults for the correct ratio which we need. Thank you to those parents/grandparents who have already said they they can help.




Weekly Note w/c 11.12.17

Dear Parents/Carers


Christmas Concert

Next week we will be performing our Christmas Concert. We will perform for the whole school on Monday 11th and the children are very excited about performing for you all on Tuesday 12th December in the afternoon. Our concert will start at 2pm.


Christmas Play

Our Year 5 have been busy putting together their Christmas play which they will perform on Wednesday 13th December at 11.15am. We will be walking down to St Martin’s church but need to have some help to do this safely. If you are able to help walk down to the church with your child’s class please could you let us know. At the moment we still don’t have enough help to go.


Christmas Party

On Thursday 14th December we have our Christmas party day. Children can come dressed in party clothes but please could you make sure that shoes are suitable for running around as we will still be going outside as normal.

Please see our blog note from last week and the paper copy letter that was given for the food that we kindly ask is brought in for your child’s class. If you are unable to find this please let us know.


Literacy and Numeracy

This week we will be reading and learning about the Christmas Story. We will also be continuing with our work on addition.


End of Term

Term will end on Tuesday 19th December at 1pm. The children don’t need to bring in lunch but an extra snack to help them get through the morning on top of their normal fruit/vegetable break time snack would be great. Children can also wear a Christmas jumper/mufti on the last day of term for a donation of 50p which will go to the LEPRA charity.


Year 1 Team



Museum Trip Helpers

If you are able to help with our trip to the museum next week, please could you let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible. We currently do not have enough helpers to provide the correct ratio of adults to children so will not be able to go unless we do.

Miss Horsepool’s Class – Monday 27th November 10 – 12

Mrs Bramley’s Class – Tuesday 28th November 10 – 12

Mrs Boscher’s Class – Friday 1st December 10 – 12


Update – Mrs Bramley’s Class now have enough parents – thank you to those who have volunteered. The other classes are still in need of more helpers.


Thank you.


Weekly note w.b 20.11.17

Dear Parents/Carers


Thank you for all the donations for Children In Need, everyone looked fabulous and made such a great effort.



This week we will be starting to look at old toys. You may like to talk about some of the toys you played with as a child and how they are different to the toys the children play with now. You may also like to ask Grandparents to share toys that they had as a child too. We will also be thinking about toys that are special to us and why. You are welcome to take photos and send them in or email them for your child to talk about and share with their class.



The children will be looking at addition and making addition stories. We will use cubes to add numbers together and then move on to using a number line. We will be encouraging the children to start with the biggest number and count on.



The children are enjoying using mathletics. If you are having any problems logging on please let us know.


Wellington Boots

Despite the muddy conditions we still like to get outside as much as possible. Please ensure your child has a pair of wellington boots that are at school otherwise this may restrict where they are able to play as some areas are too muddy for school shoes.


Visit to Candie Musuem

We will be visiting Candie Museum to have a look at old toys. Our dates for going are as follows and all classes will be leaving at 10.00am until about 12pm. If you are able to help please let your class teacher know.

Miss Horsepool class – Monday 27th November

Mrs Bramley’s classTuesday 28th Novemer

Mrs Boscher’s Class – Friday 1st December


Year 1 team


Lost LOL Dolls

Molly has lost her LOL Doll. Here is a message from her mum:

Help please!!
Very sad crying daughter 😞
Molly has lost Her lol surprise doll she’s only just received it for her birthday (it’s like this one in the photo below but with a different outfit on) hopefully some one has picked it up by mistake from Mrs Bramley’s class thank you so much.

Evie from Mrs Boscher’s Class has also lost her LOL Doll. It looks similar to the picture above but has white hair and different clothes.

If you find either of these dolls please could they be given to class teachers. Thank you

Please could we remind you that children should not bring toys into school. They have the opportunity to bring a toy in to show the class when they are the star of the week.

Thank you


Weekly note w.b. 13.11.17

Dear parents/carers



Next week in maths we shall be working on addition by building addition stories with cubes and counting on using number lines.

Thank you for the work done at home on Rainbow Maths Targets. We shall continue to check these regularly in school and send home the assessment sheets each time so you can see how they are getting on.



The school has now renewed the Mathletics subscription. Your child should have brought home a letter giving you information of how to use the site or app together with their log on details.



Next week we shall be finishing our work on ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ Children will be using the iPads to create their own stories and then innovating the story by making changes to the story map.


Children in Need

Next Friday 17th November is Children in Need Day. Children are invited to come to school dressed in spots for a small donation.

We have a stock of glow in the dark wrist bands and head bands in school which children can buy on Monday 13th or Tuesday 14th. These will be on sale in classrooms so please could we ask that children bring money in their book bags.

Wristbands – £1.00

Headbands – £2.50

Please note that children will only be able to buy one item, either a wristband or a headband.

If we then have any left over then these will be available to buy on Friday.


Thank you for your support


Year 1 team


Weekly Note w/c 6.11.17

The children really enjoyed the local area walks this week. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came with us to help.

In the Discovery Zone the children have been inspired this week by our local area and have been drawing maps and making road ways with the bricks.


We kindly ask that library books are brought back each week so that other children can have the opportunity to enjoy them and to give your child the chance to choose some more to bring home to share.

Our library days are:

Tuesday: Mrs Bramley

Wednesday: Mrs Boscher

Thursday: Miss Horsepool


Home Learning Challenge

To link in with our local area work, if you would like to, please could you and your child draw/make (eg. with Lego bricks) a map of their journey to school. Ask the children to think about the different things that they go past or see eg. shops, businesses, parish halls, traffic lights, zebra crossings etc. and add then on to your map. Please send the maps (or a photo) in so that children can share them with the class.



In Numeracy next week we will be doing some work on tens and units. Children will be thinking about making teens numbers with Numicon, ordering numbers and partitioning larger numbers into tens and units. We will also be continuing to work on the Rainbow Targets and will start testing them in class. We will send the sheets home so that you can see how your children are getting on. Please note that the children have 1 minute to do the 10 questions.


In Literacy next week we will be continuing our work on ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. As this is a Talk for Writing unit, we are doing lots of work on re-telling the story and learning it by heart using actions to help us. Here is a copy of the story map which we are using in class. Your child might like to tell you the story at home. Click here to see the author Michael Rosen performing to story with actions.











Thank you for your support

The Year 1 Team


Local Area Walk

As part of our All About Me topic we are learning about Guernsey and our local area. We are going to go on a walk from school to explore the local area and think about the different things which we see eg. houses, shop, church, community centre etc.

Each class will be going on a different day and we need to ensure that we have enough parents to help. If you are able to help accompany your child’s class, please could you let you child’s teacher know before half term.

Mrs Bramley’s Class – Tuesday 31st October 9-10.30am

Miss Horsepool’s Class – Thursday 2nd November – 9-10.30am

Mrs Boscher’s Class – Friday 3rd November – 9-10.30am

Thank you

The Year 1 Team


Weekly Note w/c 16.10.17

In our literacy lessons next week we will begin to do some learning about bears in preparation for doing a unit on We’re Going on a Bear Hunt after half term.

In our numeracy lessons next week we will be continuing our work on addition and using bar models to help us build addition stories.

Rainbow targets will be given to each child by the end of next week. The aim of the Rainbow Targets is to help children improve their mental maths ability so they need to have quick recall of their target. We will test the children on their targets every couple of weeks by asking them to complete 10 questions in 1 minute. Once children have achieved their target twice they will be given a new target.


Coats and Wellies

Please could you ensure that your child brings a coat to school everyday as the weather is now getting colder and wetter. There are also a number of children who still do not have wellies in school. Please could your child bring some in if they don’t have them to wear during our outside learning sessions.


School Photographs

Individual school photos will be taken on Thursday 19th October for Mrs Boscher’s class and Friday 20th October for Mrs Bramley and Miss Horsepool’s. Family photo sessions can be booked at the school office.


Half Term

Please don’t forget that the school is closed the week after next for half term (23rd-27th October). School closes at the normal time on Friday and begins again on Monday 30th October.


Parents Appointments

We look forward to seeing you for parents appointments next week. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for an appointment. If you need to link to sign up, please contact the school office.


Thank you for your support,

The Year 1 team